Report: 802.11ax Well Suited for Carrier Wi-Fi in 5G Era

The 802.11ax standard, which will become available later this year, can provide Wi-Fi with 5G-like speeds at a lower price point, according to GlobalData. Researchers expect 802.11ax carrier Wi-Fi to be an important element of carriers’ 5G strategy. “The 802.11ax standard will drive a significant...Learn More

C Spire 5G Wireless Service Offers 120 Mbps Fixed Wireless Broadband for $50

A new C Spire 5G fixed wireless service is being offered in select markets throughout the regional carrier’s Mississippi footprint.  While C Spire brands the service 5G, like other wireless carriers rushing to grab the 5G crown, this service does not use actual 3GPP 5G...Learn More

Report: Majority of College Wi-Fi Budgets Are $750K to $1 Million

Connectivity on college campuses is growing in capacity and speed, according to a college Wi-Fi survey from the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I), an organization of college university housing officers. The group’s annual ResNet Report found that two in three colleges provide...Learn More

Charter Launches Spectrum Mobile, Closely Follows Xfinity Mobile Playbook

Charter unveiled Spectrum Mobile today, the cable MSO’s mobile wireless service. The move has been expected for some time. The new Wi-Fi first mobile service looks to be closely following the Xfinity Mobile model, which was also expected. Spectrum Mobile offers two plans: an unlimited...Learn More

Sprint Taps Blockchain for Connected Car Offering

A Sprint connected car offering launched today features a blockchain-powered IoT security system designed to guard against hackers. The offering is built on a platform from NXM Labs that includes high speed Wi-Fi, vehicle health monitoring and safety features. Maintenance reminders, preventative notifications, scheduling and...Learn More

With iOS 12 Release, iPhones Will Provide Callers’ Location Data to 911

Later this year, iOS 12 will enable Apple iPhone users calling 911 to securely and automatically share their location data with first responders. The iOS 12 911 enhancements are expected to provide faster and more accurate information to help reduce emergency response times. According to...Learn More

CenturyLink Secures Certifications for Cisco Powered Cloud and Managed DNA Services Worldwide

MONROE, La., May 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced that the company is the first Cisco alliance partner to secure certifications for all cloud and managed DNA services based on the Cisco Meraki platform. CenturyLink’s services were tested and validated for the ability to deliver...Learn More

What is the Value of Wireless Spectrum?

What is the value of wireless spectrum? It’s a question I’ve been thinking a lot about lately as some stakeholders lobby for more unlicensed spectrum while others lobby for more licensed spectrum. We’ve become accustomed to using an auction process to sort out spectrum value...Learn More

All West Communications Turns to Calix for Managed Wi-Fi

PETALUMA, CA – May 23, 2018 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced All West Communications (All West), a leading local exchange carrier (LEC), is taking control of the subscriber experience through the powerful combination of Calix Cloud and Mesh-Enhanced Carrier Class Wi-Fi. Serving subscribers in Northeast Utah and Southwest Wyoming, including destination resort...Learn More

New AirTV App Distributes Local OTA Broadcast Channels In and Out of The Home

AirTV has upgraded their platform which integrates over-the-air (OTA) local broadcast channels with streaming OTT video. The growth of streaming services has given a second life to OTA. The new AirTV system enables free local channels received at homes via antennas to be sent to...Learn More

Comcast Whole-Home Mesh Wi-Fi Goes Nationwide, Starts at $119

First announced and launched in limited markets late last year, a Comcast whole-home mesh Wi-Fi solution is now available nationwide. The solution is delivered through xFi pods, which plug into electrical outlets throughout the home, expanding Wi-Fi coverage. Comcast xFi pods connect with xFi gateways,...Learn More

Comcast Launches New Interactive Xfinity Store Design Centered On The Customer

May 21, 2018 — Comcast has been on a journey to transform its customer experience and the stores provide new and existing customers a place to learn how to optimize their Xfinity services and to address any service needs. The first locations of the new...Learn More

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